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Puppy, Kitten Think They Are 'Sisters': Buttons The Jack Russell, Kitty The Cat Bond At Rescue Center (PHOTOS)

Puppy Kitten Sisters

First Posted: 10/10/12 07:20 PM ET Updated: 10/12/12 12:40 PM ET

Whoever said cats and dogs are sworn enemies have clearly never seen this adorable duo.

Photo agency SWNS writes that "these heartwarming pictures show an abandoned puppy and a rescued kitten that are so close they think they are sisters."

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(Credit: SWNS)

Kitty the cat and Buttons the Jack Russell have been inseparable since they were introduced to each other at the Battersea Cats and Dogs Home in London, England, two weeks ago.

The Sun writes that the unlikely pair "eat, sleep, and play together" and are said to "even cry when Kitty has to be moved to the cattery to spend time with other cats."

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"Normally we'd hand-rear puppies and kittens separately but we thought we could try putting them together as they are both so young," said Battersea Veterinary Nurse Sascha Taylor. "Luckily it's paid off as they adore being with each other and do everything together -- it's really very sweet."

Kitty was reportedly brought to the center by a member of the public who found the tiny kitten abandoned in a garden when she was just one day old. Buttons, on the other hand, was born in the center but, as the runt of the litter, was abandoned by her mom, SWNS writes.

The two animals are up for adoption, and Taylor says she hopes the pair will be rehomed together.

This tiny twosome aren't the only puppy-kitten pair that have melted our hearts in recent weeks.

Last month, best pals Mango the kitten and Milkshake the puppy appeared in a video touted as possibly the "cutest" on the Internet.

But puppy love doesn't always go so smoothly. As this 2011 video shows, sometimes a pup's affection is adorably one-sided.

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  • Kitten And Puppy Think They Are Siblings

    These heartwarming pictures show an abandoned puppy and a rescued kitten that are so close they think they are sisters. The cute pair currently live at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in Old Windsor, Berkshire, after Kitty was brought in by a kind-hearted member of the public who found her abandoned in a garden -when she was just ONE day old. Buttons the Jack Russell was born at the animal home after her mum's elderly owners could not cope when they discovered she was pregnant with eight puppies. Unfortunately, Buttons was the runt of the litter, and staff have had to hand-rear the little scamp because he was rejected by his mother and was at risk of being killed by her seven brothers and sisters.

  • Kitten And Puppy Think They Are Siblings

    Kitty the cat and Buttons the Jack Russell play at Battersea Cats and Dogs home.

  • Kitten And Puppy Think They Are Siblings

    Kitty the cat and Buttons the Jack Russell play at Battersea Cats and Dogs home.

  • Kitten And Puppy Think They Are Siblings

    Kitty the cat and Buttons the Jack Russell play at Battersea Cats and Dogs home.

  • Kitten And Puppy Think They Are Siblings

    Kitty the cat and Buttons the Jack Russell at Battersea Cats and Dogs home.

  • Kitten And Puppy Think They Are Siblings

    Kitty the cat and Buttons the Jack Russell play at Battersea Cats and Dogs home.